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Foghorns Keeping Metro Vancouver Awake

01/28/2014 10:33 EST | Updated 01/28/2014 10:59 EST
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The thick fog that's hugged Metro Vancouver over the past week has lent itself to some beautiful images, but many people are cursing the constant BWAAAAAH that's put them in a different kind of fog.

Foghorns have been going off around the clock to warn ships passing through Canada's busiest port. The cloud cover restricts visibility and makes navigation difficult for marine traffic.

International and Canadian rules require anchored ships to sound their foghorns every minute, while those sailing through the harbour must do it every two minutes, reported CBC News.

The seemingly relentless foghorn blasts have left some very tired and cranky people in their wake:

But this puts it into perspective: "Complaining about it is like complaining about roosters when you live next to a farm," Mike Cotter of the Jericho Sailing Centre told CBC.

The fog is forecast to dissipate in the next few days.

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